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Comment: Strange (Score 2) 131

by Anon-Admin (#47912157) Attached to: The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

It does not seem that hard to me, apply the common carrier requirements to ISP's and be done with it.

No lengthy committee meetings, findings, reports, etc.

If the ISP wishes to be a contract carrier and not a common carrier then so be it, but by turning it down they are legally responsible for all the content including the child porn, the pirated software, etc. Accept common carrier and you can not choose but you get legal protection.

+ - Ozone hole growth finally negative->

Submitted by i kan reed
i kan reed (749298) writes "While the production and release of CFCs have been reduced for a couple decades now, the ozone hole had continued to grow through the 80s and 90s, and in the 2000s and 2010s it has been stable in size, with trends towards shrinking just beginning to show.

Some concerns do remain, as not all CFCs have shown reductions in atmospheric concentrations."

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+ - Former Red Hat CTO now head of Google Cloud->

Submitted by alphadogg
alphadogg (971356) writes "Brian Stevens, the former chief technology officer for Red Hat, is now managing Google Cloud. As Red Hat CTO, Stevens was instrumental in preparing the enterprise Linux software provider for the cloud, including its adoption of the OpenStack software for running cloud services. Stevens abruptly resigned from Red Hat last week."
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Comment: Re:Time to exchange data on the American cops... (Score 4, Interesting) 142

by Anon-Admin (#47854337) Attached to: Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

I remember a site like this about 5 years ago. Seems the owner was arrested and the site taken down for "interfering with an ongoing investigation" and "Aiding and abiding the commission of a Class A Felony"

Seems one of the undercover cops who's information was posted was shot and killed. They linked it back to the site and charged the owner.

Though I agree with the idea and agree that making it public is a great idea, just know that they will do anything they can to keep there actions hidden from the public.

+ - Why Munich will stick with Linux->

Submitted by Jason Hibbets
Jason Hibbets (2851661) writes ""There are many solved problems in open source. Groupware is not one of them," Georg Greve, co-founder and CEO of Kolab System starts off his post highlighting recent features of the latest release of the Kolab groupware project. He calls out a few newly elected politicans that don't like the current set-up, but says that thousands of users don't have the same experience. "In other words: The very problem used to criticise the LiMux desktop is already being solved.""
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+ - What most people get wrong about science

Submitted by StartsWithABang
StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "Convinced that the risks of nuclear power are too great for the world? That air travel is unsafe? That GMOs are poisoning our world and our bodies? That fluoridated drinking water causes long-term harm? That climate change isn't a manmade thing? Or that vaccines cause more harm than good? Unless you're willing to drop your ideology and completely cast it aside, you'll never accept what science says about these issues, and therefore you're preventing us all from making a better world. Cut it out!"

Comment: Re:TI calculators are not outdated, just overprice (Score 1) 359

by Anon-Admin (#47825069) Attached to: How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

Hmm, 50 button matrix, an arduino pro mini, and a 128x64 color I2C lcd display. Ebay == $15 including shipping from china.

Some programing and you to could have a graphic calculator for cheep.

Maybe that should be a mandatory class in electronics for JH students. Learn electronics, learn some programing, and get a graphing calculator that you can use for High School and beyond.

Heck, they could even 3d print a nice case for it.

Comment: Re:Sucks but... (Score 3, Informative) 294

by Anon-Admin (#47805649) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Ok, Ill feed the troll....

Niche market share of Linux desktop systems is (using the lowest percentage of 1.68%) is between 24,000,000 and 58,000,000 systems depending on whos numbers you use for the total number of systems. (Not even going into the fact that the % of share is a guess and ranges between 1.68% and 24% depending on who you look at)

It is estimated that around 90% of those users build there own systems.

Although the market share is small, the numbers are big and to some companies well worth the investment to try to capture some of that share.

Comment: Re:9 to 5 is a myth (Score 3, Informative) 146

by Anon-Admin (#47777301) Attached to: The American Workday, By Profession

Your Step 1 is off, you would have to be salaried exempt, in a salaried non-exempt position they can still dock you for lunch.

Step 2 is irrelevant, I have found that it does not matter how hard you work, how much you get done, or how good your results are. The company will always say that there is an unpaid lunch, even when you are salaried exempt. It is just that most people are unaware that in such a position you can ignore them as they can not divide out the half hour or hour for lunch.

Comment: Re:Less profits for big banks (Score 2) 50

by Anon-Admin (#47774061) Attached to: Euro Bank Santander Commissions Study On Bitcoin's Impact On Banking

Ill reply to my own post to answer many of you who replied.

Changing cash to bitcoin and back to cash does nothing to launder the money. Move the money, sure, but not laundering it. Even moving it out of country does not launder the money and then the person receiving the money still has the task of getting it converted back to $$ without raising suspension.

To those that list localbitcoin or atm's, really for money laundering you would need LARGE amounts. We are talking number above 20k but to be honest it would more than likely be in the millions. There is no buying 50k in bitcoins from an ATM and localbitcoin, although great for a few $100 falls a bit short when talking 20k+

Comment: Re:Less profits for big banks (Score 3, Interesting) 50

by Anon-Admin (#47772973) Attached to: Euro Bank Santander Commissions Study On Bitcoin's Impact On Banking

These comments about bitcoin being good for money laundering are such BS. Do you even understand what money laundering is?
Note: I have worked in Financial IT and have had the AML (Anti-Money Laundering) training which was less impressive that it sounds. lol

The point of money laundering is to make an illegal income look legal. To take large amounts of a given currency received for an illegal act and to provide it a banking trail that makes the money look like it came from a legal source of income.

In most cases money laundering starts with large amounts of cash. Buying bitcoin does not magically make it look ligitement, and what exchange takes cash?

The truth is money laundering tends to be done by mixing the illegal money into the income of an all cash business like vending machines, massage parlours, small computer stores, etc. Then showing it as ligitement income on the books.

Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.